Friday, July 8, 2016

Musings of a Creative Mind

Again, it's been a long time! I'm really not sure where this year has gone. 

I have been watching Raiders of the Lost Art on NetFlix and have enjoyed learning about artists of times past. Some, of course, I like better than others but there is always some great stories that emerge. I find it interesting that most artists don't enjoy the fruits (monetarily speaking) of their labour while they are alive. Often times their style changes as they emerge as an artist and can take a while to unearth their unique style.

This made me muse about my quilting. I think when I first started, I was really into more traditional patterns and darker colours. I still really like them and find pleasure in most of my older quilts. 


Lately though, I find that the farther down this quilting road I go that I lean more towards a modern, happy bright colours. 

I can just see one of my quilts selling for cool 154 million dollars hundreds of years after I'm gone (haha, tongue in cheek of course). The auctioneer will lift up one of my quilts saying this was one of Shauna's earlier quilts done in the early 2000's. It's a rare piece as she moved towards the modern movement later on in her life. She studied under the tutelage on the internet of such works of Elizabeth Hartman, AmandaJean from Crazy Mom Quilts or Red Pepper Quilts. 

Too sad what one thinks about when they've been off work for too long!! Chances are my quilts will never be finished before I'm gone - too many WIP's hanging around. I'm not sure they will be worth anything other than family heirlooms.

Enough of my musings . . .

I have been working hard on my Aviatrix Medallion Quilt. So enjoying this journey. This quilt really does make my heart sing! 

Border three is attached.

 Border four is on.

Working on Border five. So much fun, so much colour!

I also worked on my Film at Five quilt. The top is finished. I have the backing and batting so now need to put together.


Since last reporting, I've also done up three pillowcases for a friend. Can't show you yet until I hear that I can put out pictures. 

Looks like I'll be heading back to work on a gradual basis starting August 2. Looking forward to getting into a routine and putting this cancer journey in the past.

Hope all is well in your world . . .